At the present time, the only details about a patient’s
joint implant are contained in medical records kept by the hospital and surgeon. When the implant needs to be examined, it
would be extremely useful for the surgeon to immediately know exact details of the initial implant. It is not
uncommon for paper records dating back years to be unavailable and time-consuming to find.
In order to rectify this common problem, Ortho-tag
created a tag for surgeons to attach to an Orthopaedic device and record (at the time of surgery) information about
that patient’s implanted orthopaedic device that utilizes Transcutaneous
Volume Conduction. This system also enables the surgeon to immediately access this information directly from the patient's
implant, as well as program and reprogram patient clinical information during each post-operative visit. The Ortho-tag
System is also ideal for use in doctors offices, hospitals, surgical centers, clinics, subacute centers, rehabilitation centers,
physical therapy centers, and other healthcare facilities. The
statistical information generated from the implant information can be customized for use by health insurance companies, implant
manufacturers, government regulatory agencies, and academic and research institutions.